Kristie Buford, founder of Your Way Cuisines, was initially diagnosed at age 21 with severe asthma when she was hospitalized for seven days. Over the last fifteen years she has had many hospital stays and has suffered tremendously from this debilitating condition with no resolve. Her body was not responding to medications properly and because she did not show the typical outward signs of food allergies, doctors were hesitant to test her for food allergies. However, after much convincing, Kristie was tested only to find out she was allergic to wheat. Upon which, her internist suggested a gluten-free diet.